100 ton & QMED

If I submit my application for 100GRT Master and QMED-Oiler at the same time would they hold off on issuing the 100 ton until I’ve passed the Oiler test? I need to get the 100 ton as soon as possible, so I’m worried if I file for the Oiler at the same time it may slow things down, i.e. if I can’t test for it right away. Think I’d be better off submitting for the Qmed at a later date?

Thanks as always!

Yes, apply for qmed later.

You can apply for both and once you have everything done for the 100 ton just send a letter asking that it be issued and that the app for QMED remain open. Once you are done with everything for QMED it will be issued automatically.

If you do a separate app for QMED you will have a separate app fee a separate eval fee and a separate issuance fee.

Thanks for the input!

KP, if I do that, do you think I could just send a letter with my application packet asking them to issue the 100 ton first and keep the app for the QMED open until I can test for it? Do you know of anyone that has done this successfully?

I don’t know about sending in the request with the app, I would be worried about confusing the NMC.

I did it with my last license. I passed everything for 2AE but had to retake 1 section for Chief Ltd. I wanted to start the clock on my 2AE so I asked for it to be issued now. I got it within a week and my Chief Ltd came automatically when I passed it a couple months later. No additional issue fee.

Thanks!

One more thing, how should I have my company phrase the sea service letter? Just document that i have over 360 days in the engine room? That exceeds the limit for QMED (180 days), and for 100 Ton it just states 360 days of service on a vessel greater than 100 tons, so I’m assuming that would work? Or have them say 360 days both in the engine room and on deck? (i do do both, i’m more of a deckineer).

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One more thing, how should I have my company phrase the sea service letter? Just document that i have over 360 days in the engine room? That exceeds the limit for QMED (180 days), and for 100 Ton it just states 360 days of service on a vessel greater than 100 tons, so I’m assuming that would work? Or have them say 360 days both in the engine room and on deck? (i do do both, i’m more of a deckineer).[/QUOTE]

How the company writes it is to honestly reflect the proportion of time you spend on each duty.
In any case, Inland Master 100ton needs 360 days. 25% can be in ER, so 270 must be on deck and 90 in the ER would work. QMED needs 180 but again 25% can be deck time and the rest should be in engineering. So it sounds like you might need some more time somewhere. From what you have said so far you need at least another 90 days. Also the time for 100T is 180 on boats over 50 tons or 360 over 34 tons not over 100.

I probably spend equal time in the engine room and on deck. I’m on a ferry boat, so am doing engine room checks, routine maintenance, and repairs while underway. But also throw the lines, and secure gangways to load and unload passengers, help in the galley, and may assist the deckhands with other duties when needed.

I have my own boat, 17ft. Triumph, 75HP outboard, that I believe I can document some more sea time on. I probably have about 60 days at at least 4 hours a day on it in the past 2 years. The only issue I see is with the Small Vessel Sea Service form: it asks for the name of the vessel and mine has no name. Could I just write “No name, personal recreational boat” or something?

Write the State registration #. You will also need proof of ownership for the period you are claiming. I think it also needs notarizing.

Use the state registration number. You’ll need to include proof of ownership. (CaptAndrew - is there an echo in here?)

Thank you! Im assuming I can just include copies of the registration for the time period I want to claim for proof of ownership?

Yes. That would work or if you have a title in your state that has a date of issue then use that. One copy rather than several.